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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Arkton / Athlone median real estate price is $271,363, which is less expensive than 70.2% of Virginia neighborhoods and 59.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Arkton / Athlone is currently $1,200, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 95.0% of Virginia neighborhoods.

Arkton / Athlone is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Arkton / Athlone real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Arkton / Athlone neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Arkton / Athlone has a 10.0% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 60.2% of American neighborhoods). A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (6.9%), which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes. If you live here year round, you will find many of the homes or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Occupations

Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the Arkton / Athlone neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 98.0% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.

Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the Arkton / Athlone neighborhood buck this trend. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 34.9% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 96.1% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

People

If you're planning where to retire, the Arkton / Athlone neighborhood in Harrisonburg is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in VA, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 87.0% of the neighborhoods in Virginia. If you are considering retiring to Virginia, this is a good neighborhood to look at.

Diversity

Did you know that the Arkton / Athlone neighborhood has more Hungarian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Hungarian ancestry.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Arkton / Athlone neighborhood in Harrisonburg are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 49.5% of the neighborhoods in America. With 14.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 58.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Arkton / Athlone neighborhood, 31.2% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 26.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (20.9%), and 14.5% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Arkton / Athlone neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Arkton / Athlone neighborhood in Harrisonburg, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (20.0%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (6.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (6.4%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (5.2%), along with some Hungarian ancestry residents (4.5%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Arkton / Athlone neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (52.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (77.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (15.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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